If stand-up comedians from the ’80s taught us anything, it’s that there’s NOTHING worse than dealing with your in-laws. Well, that and men never putting the toilet seat down. But we’re going to talk about the in-laws thing.
Apparently, more and more couples who don’t really have any problems with each other are going to therapy . . . to get help dealing with their IN-LAWS.
Peter Pearson is a relationship coach in Menlo Park, California. And he says about one out of FIVE couples who see him now are there for help with in-law issues.
There are two main types of problems: Someone’s jealous of how much time their partner spends with their family . . . or someone doesn’t get along with their partner’s parents.
Every situation is different, but Pearson says as a general rule, it’s GOOD to get your in-law problems worked out before the tension grows too much and causes big problems. Because, quote, “Most of the time, it does not get better” on its own.